March 7 2014 04:49 PM

ISTA's 2014 TransPack Forum will be held April 22-25 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando, Florida. The TransPack Forum offers an opportunity for attendees to learn from the world-leading experts about the latest ideas and advancements in responsible transport packaging and the physical distribution of products. It provides quality presentations and valuable case studies along with chances to interact with industry peers to discuss critical issues, share solutions, gain ideas and ultimately become a more knowledgeable packaging professional. Attendees can expect to learn valuable insights, build relationships and have direct access with key individuals of the transport packaging industry.

Speakers will include professionals from the following companies: Procter & Gamble, Hewlett Packard, Mid-Atlantic Packaging, Inc., Clemson University, MYS Environment Protection and Technology Co. LTD., BAM/Germany, IBM, West Pharmaceutical Services, Modality Solutions LLC, Virginia Tech, Korea Agency for Technology and Standards, Accelerated Stack Testing, Stress Engineering Services, Laminations - Great Northern Corporation, Millwood Inc., Smithers Pira, Packaging Forensics Associates, Cal Poly State University, United States Marine Corps, Installations & Logistics, The Hershey Company, Stratasys, Chainalytics and Kasetsart University. New to the Forum program this year is a special sustainability segment. Attendees will hear first-hand the latest trends from the executives of the following leading associations involved in packaging sustainability issues: AMERIPEN, Fibre Box Association, INCPEN, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Smithers Pira and ISTA. Visit for complete information on all of the speakers.

An ISTA-Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Workshop will also be held at the TransPack Forum. Normally taken in a self-study format, the Forum offers the opportunity to take the "live" version - in a classroom setting and with an experienced instructor. Both levels of certification, Technician and Technologist will be available.

The TransPack Forum will reflect the excellence expected from ISTA. The world class quality of ISTA educational events will be evident in the expert speakers and presentations, opening reception, networking opportunities and supplier exhibition. Both sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available by contacting ISTA Headquarters.

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International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is an organization focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging and our mission is to develop and deliver standards, educational programs and tools for the economic, social and environmental optimization of packaging systems. ISTA pioneered the concept of package performance testing and certification over 60 years ago and today our test procedures, standards and certification programs are at the forefront of Responsible Transport Packaging. ISTA members include shippers who manufacture and distribute products, carriers who provide the distribution means, organizations that supply packaging materials and services, and testing laboratories that perform packaged-product performance tests.

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